Human Services

Prevent Child Abuse Virginia

  • Richmond, VA
  • www.pcav.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Prevent Child Abuse Virginia is to prevent the abuse and neglect of children throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. PCAV is the Virginia chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, National Circle of Parents and Healthy Families America. We believe we can accomplish our mission by valuing children, strengthening families and engaging communities in the provision of support and education for families. The goal is for every community in Virginia to have a continuum of support for families which increases positive outcomes for children. We believe that when we invest in healthy child development, we are investing in community and economic development. Effective parenting and nurturing familial relationships lay the foundation for children's healthy developent and for a stable and productive society, therefore PCAV focuses on public policies that prioritize prevention from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur. PCAV serves families and organizations that work with families in several ways: through direct service programs, with educational opportunities for individuals, families and professionals, through public awareness activities, and by serving as advocates for children and families at the legislative level.

Main Programs

  1. Child Abuse Prevention
  2. Circle of Parents
Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

PCAV serves the Commonwealth of Virginia.

ruling year

1980

Principal Officer since 1980

Self-reported

Ms. Johanna W. Schuchert

Keywords

Self-reported

Child abuse and neglect prevention, positive parenting, Healthy Families, Circle of Parents, Hugs and Kisses

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EIN

54-1149882

 Number

0516653034

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Family Services (P40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Prevent Child Abuse Virginia is a statewide private, non-profit organization with the mission to prevent the abuse and neglect of the Commonwealth's children. It is our goal to strengthen Virginia's families as the leader, educator, advocate and coordinator of initiatives, addressing the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Our partners are thousands of statewide and regional non-profits, professionals, businesses, community organizations and volunteers working in every Virginia community.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Child Abuse Prevention

The organization works to prevent child abuse and neglect in Virginia through public awareness, education and training, advocacy, and management of selected direct service programs. PCAV presents a child sexual abuse prevention play which tours Virginia's elementary schools, reaching 50,000 children in the past fiscal year. Prevent Child Abuse, Virginia is the coordinator of the Healthy Families Virginia program, with 38 sites serving 87 communities currently operating and many more in the development stage. More information on our programs can be found on our website, www.pcav.org.

Category

Parenting Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Budget

Program 2

Circle of Parents

Circle of Parents is a program of mutual self-help support groups that strengthens families. Circle of Parents develops and supports programs that offer those in a parenting role the opportunity to reduce isolation, and develop and strengthen their parenting skills through the open exchange of ideas, support and information and resources in weekly meetings.

Category

Families

Population(s) Served

None

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Budget

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Prevent Child Abuse Virginia serves families, and organizations that work with families, in several ways: through direct service programs; with educational opportunities for individuals, families and professionals, through public awareness activities and by serving as advocates for children and families at the public policy level. We have been and continue to be the umbrella organization for 40 local community organizations that serve families in more than 100 Virginia localities. Our public awareness materials are used in every city and county in Virginia.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Our strategies include direct service support, public education, and advocacy.
    Direct Service Support includes: Healthy Families Virginia, Circle of Parents, Hugs and Kisses, 800 Children, and the Training Institute.
    Public Education Activities include: Child Abuse Prevention Month Coordination, Maintaining a Family Resource Center, media relations, Stewards of Children training, and the Virginia Statewide Parent Education Coalition along with the website www.pcav.org, Facebook and Twitter messaging.
    Advocacy Activities include: Providing up-to-date, objective, scientifically-grounded information to public policy-makers;
    maintaining a grass-roots network of advocates who care about the welfare of children and families, Advocacy Training classes for professional and citizens, and collaboration with other child advocacy organizations on public policy issues.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Prevent Child Abuse Virginia supports a continuum of care for families and children.
    We encourage the continuation and enhancements of ...
    *support and education programs for expectant and new parents
    *parent/child education programs
    *group support programs and services for parents and their children birth to 18
    *treatment programs and services for families where abuse and/or neglect has already occurred
    *life skills training for children and young adults
    *sexual abuse prevention programs for children and adults
    *wide-ranging public information and education initiatives
    *programs and resources to support kinship care'
    *initiatives that support child safety at home, in the community and on the Internet

  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Prevent Child Abuse Virginia is affiliated with, and/or accredited by the following national organizations - Prevent Child Abuse America, Healthy Families America and Circle of Parents, Inc. These national organizations have requirements to meet their quality service definitions. Currently Prevent Child Abuse Virginia is fully accredited by Prevent Child Abuse America and Healthy Families Virginia is fully accredited by Healthy Families America.

    Healthy Families Virginia programs participate in an annual statewide evaluation of program outcomes. This evaluation process is coordinated by the College of William and Mary and Huntington & Associates.

    Hugs and Kisses, a child sexual abuse prevention program designed for elementary school age students, is presented in elementary schools annually in coordination with the Virginia Repertory Theater and the Virginia Department of Social Services. The program also includes training for teachers. Reaching over 30,000 children each year, it is independently evaluated.

    Circle of Parents has been evaluated and shown by participants to indicate the high level of satisfaction with the mutual support model
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Prevent Child Abuse Virginia has accomplished the following in FY'15:
    Maintains strong statewide partnerships with agencies such as the Virginia Department of Social Services, Virginia Department of Health, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Virginia Home Visiting Consortium, the Virginia Statewide Parent Education Coalition, and organizations such as Voices for Virginia's Children, Virginia Head Start Association, Child Care Aware, General Federation of Women's Clubs, and Kappa Delta Sororities.
    Successfully advocated for additional state funding for our 32 Healthy Families home visiting programs throughout the state (totaling nearly $4.3 million, and provided information to state policy makers regarding more than 40 bills.
    Trained 110 citizens through our regional Advocacy Basics classes.
    Supported 1,313 families through the 1 800-CHILDREN helpline.
    Reached over 30,000 students in elementary schools across the state with 140 performances of the Hugs and Kisses sexual abuse prevention program.
    Maintained the Family Resource Center with over 1,000 pieces of parenting information with 225 in Spanish. Created 30 new pieces. Distributed more than 35,000 pieces.
    Trained 223 professionals to work directly with families.
    Co-hosted a training conference for 491 professionals.
    Served 3,815 families through 32 Healthy families programs. Among the high-risk families served, only .07 % had founded cases of abuse, compared to 4.7% with similar characteristics.
    Served 363 families through 11 Circle of Parents programs.
    We are proud of our past accomplishments and will continue to reach out to ensure in the coming years that we continue to work toward our mission to prevent child abuse and neglect in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

PCAV serves the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Funding Needs

Research shows that prevention works. Two of the most effective means are strategies that PCAV routinely employs—educating parents about the positive ways to nurture their children, and helping communities and citizens understand how to effectively support families. In order to continue to provide and improve our services, Prevent Child Abuse Virginia is in need of the following: Funding to increase the services of 800-CHILDREN by expanding hours of operation to 24 hours a day. An increased marketing budget for the creation of new materials, web-based subscriptions/affiliations and the implementation of mobile marketing.Increased funding to support the expansion of PCAV's Circle of Parents programs.

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Financials

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PREVENT CHILD ABUSE VIRGINIA
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Prevent Child Abuse Virginia

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Johanna W. Schuchert

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Every child has a story. With your help PCAV can insure that more childhood memories are anchored by gratitude and happiness rather than something very different. In the spirit of promising great futures to kids you know and love and to youths throughout our state, PCAV invites you to partner with us to make healthy, hope-filled childhoods the norm. As you may know, child abuse cuts across cultural, racial and economic boundaries and occurs at all levels of society; and sadly, most child abuse victims know and trust their abusers. Before they reach age 18, 1 in 4 American girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused—startling statistics that often lead to devastating personal stories. The hope behind these sobering facts is that PREVENTION WORKS, and you can make a difference. PCAV's 35 Healthy Families programs identify and work with families at risk for child abuse. Abuse and neglect are reported for less than 1% of the families enrolled in this free program.More than 50,000 elementary-age children learn how to keep safe or report concerns every year through the PCAV co-sponsored child sexual abuse prevention play, Hugs and Kisses.Guidance and resources are provided to parents, caregivers and professionals in more than 1,300 calls a year to PCAV's 800-CHILDREN toll-free help line. Ultimately, these programs, and a range of other services provided by PCAV, promote parenting practices that give young people positive stories to someday share. You can play a role in making that happen. Will you give today? Your contribution of any amount will protect children across Virginia and help strengthen families. These giving levels can make a specific impact: $1,000 will educate 10,000 people about 800-CHILDREN.$100 will provide two Healthy Families home visitors with training to assist parents.$10 will provide four personalized parenting packets for families who request them. Child abuse and neglect can be prevented—with your support. Thanks for taking time right now to help a boy or girl experience a childhood he or she can cherish! Gratefully, Johanna Schuchert Executive Director hild abuse and neglect canJohanna Schuchert is one of the founders of Prevent Child Abuse Virginia. She has led the Healthy Families Virginia program since its beginning in the early '90s. She has won numberous awards, including "Outstanding Citizen in the Field of Child Abuse and Neglect" from the Governor's Advisory Board on Child Abuse, "Outstanding Woman of the Year," from the Richmond Y.W.C.A. and the "Lewis J. Hine Award," from the National Child Labor Committee. She is known in Virginia and across the United States as a visible and vocal advocate for children."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Rudy Garcia

Retirement Plan Advisors of America

Term: July 2013 - June 2015

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
Race & Ethnicity
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Indian (India)
Sexual Orientation

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Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
Yes
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
Yes
We have a diversity plan
No
We use other methods to support diversity